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Central High School Royalty Crowned

The Central High School 2022 Homecoming Court, announced at the Oct. 21 game, was comprised of Ellayna Closson, Morgan Claycomb, Jillian Dalansky, Erin Dively, Ella Garner, Darcy Heltzel, Alex Klotz,...

 

HACP Discusses Promotional Video for Hollidaysburg

The Marketing and Program Committee of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) discussed a number of ways to promote Hollidaysburg businesses and the area at its October monthly Board of Directors meeting. The pumpkin carving contest for...

 

Hollidaysburg Area School District Approves Donations

Hollidaysburg Area School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Gildea presented the annual plan containing goals and anticipated outcomes by the district for the 2022-23 school year. The planning committee consisted of teachers, administrators,...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 27, 2022

Hollidaysburg Football Learns Big Lessons this Season

High school sports isn’t all about winning. Sometimes, there are bigger lessons that only hardship can teach. That’s not lost on members of this season’s Hollidaysburg Area High School football team. “Ultimately, we learned that life’s not...

 

Hollidaysburg Borough Fills Police Chief Role After Year-Long Absence

Retired State Police Major Christopher Storm was sworn in as the Chief of Police by Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Dodson at the last Borough Council Meeting on Oct. 13. Storm's career has come full circle,...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    News    October 27, 2022

Duncansville Bridge Dedicated for Vietnam Veteran

"People are going to drive by and see the sign and they're going to remember that this bridge is dedicated to an awesome brother and patriot to this country," said Gail Regets, sister of Ralph Hammel,...

 

Curry Supply Hires Director of Quality And Customer Service

Curry Supply Co. is continuously growing and welcomes its new hire, Tim Henry, as director of continuous improvement, quality, and customer service.   In this role, Henry will be responsible for inn...

 

More Than 1.7 Million Pennsylvanians Eligible for Relief on Student Loans

Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than 1.7 million Pennsylvanians are eligible for the Biden Administration’s student debt relief plan. “The president’s plan will change countless lives in Pennsylvania. It will provide relief not only for...

 

PA Dept. of Education Rolls Out PA FAFSA Go! Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) joined Slippery Rock University and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to promote the PA FAFSA Go! initiative and remind students to fill out their Free Application for Federal...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.1 Percent in September

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for September 2022. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down one-tenth​ of a...

 

Bank Intends To Stay

Assistant Manager Sue Hetrick sits at her desk at the new Penn Crest Bank, Williamsburg. The new location opened last Monday. "Williamsburg is fortunate to have her (Hetrick)" says President and CEO...

 

School Board 'Stumped' With Tree Issues

The property behind the Williamsburg Community School’s football field is causing some issues for the school board. Residents Joe McCall and Tom Haas attended to talk about any updates with the land in question and if they were able to purchase...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With Trick or Treat tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., one has to think to themselves, what's the best part of trick or treating? For some it could be the costumes, but for me, it was always going home and sor...

 

Civic Club Hears From Lemme Audiology

Dr. Elizabeth Zuniga addresses to the Williamsburg Women's Civic Club during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. Zuniga is currently an intern at Lemme Audiology and presented to the group about hearing...

 

Road Frustrations Arise at Catharine Township

Catharine Township Supervisors heard many frustrations during the Oct. 20 meeting. Resident Dave Harding was first to voice his frustrations with the township in regard to Etna Furnace Road. The road was slated to be fixed this past spring, but Hardi...

 

Tips for Safe Trick Or Treat

The American Trauma Society, PA Division (ATSPA) and Safe Kids Pennsylvania are teaming up to bring awareness to safety issues around trick-or-treating. • Use reflective tape and glow sticks to make sure drivers can clearly see your child as...

 

Herald Travels to Disney with Editor

Editor Anna Baughman took the Herald all around the world last week via Epcot at Disney World in Florida. This photo was taken in the France section of the park. Baughman was joined by many family...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    October 27, 2022

Curfman Resumes Journey Around Roaring Spring

Larry Curfman, a Roaring Spring resident with lifelong love for his hometown this week continues his walk down memory lane, a recollection we are using in his own words. Curfman, 84, with a sharp memory for detail and emotion has heard from a host...

 

Three Generations of Clappers Attend Tractor, Steam Show

The 41st Annual Antique Tractor & Steam Show in McConnellsburg was attended by three generations of the Jesse Clapper family, as shown in this picture. Shown from left, James Clapper sits on a...

 

Dragon Football Slugs it out for Victory Over Hilltoppers

Central Dragon Football advanced its winning streak to six with a homecoming night victory. A dogfight brawl from the Dragons' defense and an unstoppable offense gave a 44-23 victory over the...

 

Northern Bedford Named ICC Champions

Northern Bedford clinched another win, keeping its record perfect at 8-0 and earning the ICC Champion title. The Panthers defeated the Juniata Valley Hornets 21-3. (Left) Northern Bedford's Adam...

 

Fall Turkey Season Starts This Weekend

The excitement of turkey hunting doesn’t have to wait for spring. Pennsylvania’s fall turkey season, an annual opportunity to pursue the state’s only big-game bird among the changing colors of the autumn woods, kicks off Saturday, Oct. 29 in...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 27, 2022

McMonagle Leads Juniata Valley Into Mount Union Game

Juniata Valley is one of three Cove-area teams that will continue the high school football season after this week. The Green Hornets already have clinched a spot in the District 6 Class 1A playoffs, w...

 

My 2021 Fall Turkey

My son, Bob, and I didn’t hunt together on last fall’s turkey opener because I was put off by a forecast of rain. However, when I rose, it wasn’t raining; so I drove to one of my favorite turkey-hunting spots and hunted till a little after 10...

 

What Will Your Ballot Look Like?

With the general elections coming up on Nov. 8, voters may be wondering, what will my ballot look like? The following sample ballots from Martinsburg and Woodbury show, in general, what ballots will look like for 2022. Voters who would like to see...

 

NBCMS Names September Students of The Month

Here are the September Students of the Month for NBC Middle School (from left): Grade 6 – Hadassah Brockus, daughter of James & Staci Brockus; Shawn Scheinkofer, son of Joby & Jamie...

 

Central's Rotary Student Of the Month Named for October

ELLA GARNER Parents: John Garner and Jennifer Murnyack-Garner School Activities: FFA, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, and Varsity Girls Soccer Hobbies/Interests:...

 

Central Senior to Sing With All-National Choir

On Nov. 5, the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) will be holding its 2022 All-National Music Ensembles Mixed Choir at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Connor Hummel, a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 27, 2022

Woodbury Twp. Fire Destroys Two Barns

Fire ripped through two barns and threatened a third on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21. Multiple crews responded to the 4:15 call at the Piney Creek Rd. farm owned by Dwayne Keithley and arrived to find...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 27, 2022

Martinsburg Helps Homewood Celebrate 90 Years

In less than two years, Homewood Martinsburg will celebrate 50 years in the Cove. Part of Homewood Retirement Centers, Homewood Martinsburg opened in 1974 with an initial 67-bed facility. Before...

 

SCSD: Interim Middle School Principal Appointed

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors needed to call a special meeting to fill the position of Spring Cove Middle School principal on an interim basis as its newly hired principal Dr....

 

All Hail Heltzel

After being crowned homecoming queen, Darcy Heltzel performs with the Central High School band during halftime of the school's game Friday against Westmont Hilltop. Gavin Weymer was named homecoming...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 27, 2022

Gregory and Capenos Set To Battle for 80th District House Seat

Republican Jim Gregory, vying for his third term as 80th District state representative, is being challenged for his seat Nov. 8 by Democrat Kimberly Capenos. According to her Facebook page, Capenos, from Tyrone, is an advocate for people with autism...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 27, 2022

Incumbent Ward Faces Taylor For 30th District Senate Seat

When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they will choose to stay the course or opt for change in who represents them in Harrisburg. Republican state Sen. Judy Ward is facing a challenge to her 30th District senate seat from political newcomer...

 

Joanne (Rupert) Speacht

Joanne (Rupert) Speacht, 88, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Altoona, daughter of the late, Robert W. and Viol...

 

Nancy M. (Smith) Miller

Nancy M. (Smith) Miller, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Oct. 17, 2022, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Piney Creek; daughter of the late Clarence and Isabel (Bice) Smith. Nancy was united in marriage t...

 

U.S. Army Cpl. David N. Defibaugh

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that United States Army Cpl. David N. Defibaugh, 18, of Duncansville, who was killed during the Korean War, July 20, 1950, was accounted for...

 

Anna Fern (Decker) Kurtz

Anna Fern (Decker) Kurtz, of Preston, ID, formerly of Blair County, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2022, in St George, UT, after a valiant battle with stomach cancer. “Annie” was...

 

Central Grad Receives Partial Scholarship For Performing Arts

Cayden Wright of Roaring Spring has received a partial scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue performing arts in instrumental music. Wright, a graduate of Central High School, is a first-year student in the Computing Security BS...

 

Byron E. "Butch" "Toolbox" Ferry

Byron E. Ferry, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away after a sudden unexpected decline in health on Monday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Salemville the son of the late...

 

Newcomers to the Cove: Schools

Nancy and I went camping several weeks ago at Black Moshannon State Park in northern Centre County. Several small villages thrived there from the early nineteenth century until the timber supply ran...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Just how bulletproof was George Washington? What is the secret of Oppaymolleah’s Curse? What really crash-landed one wintry evening in Kecksburg in 1965? Read about this and more in “Legends & Lor...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m taking the editor’s advice on bringing my thoughts to print instead of just social media. As many of you are reading this, the general election is no more than 13 days away. It can be hard to know what to believe when so many a...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 4, 1897 The majority of our correspondents must be asleep, dead, or off on a long vacation judging by the absence of their items from these columns. The usual Halloween mischief was in evidence on Monday morning on the crossing of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 2, 1972 The cornerstone of the new Homewood Retirement Center was put into place during a ceremony conducted at the construction site on a knoll just west of Martinsburg. The stone was solid with nothing placed inside it. Nason...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 3, 1922 The Halloween season has passed by once more. For several nights, clowns, queens, goblins and every imaginable other personage went hurrying and scurrying along our streets, each bound for some gathering of kindred spirits,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 6, 1997 W. Gene Henry of Martinsburg, who purchased the former Benson School building at a sale held by the Internal Revenue Service, announced his intention to donate the property to borough council. Mr. Henry noted that he was...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 30, 1947 A spectacular accident on West Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, ended Sunday night with a heavy coal truck piled into a utility pole, after crashing into two trees and losing its front wheels and engine enroute. The wild ride...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 1, 2012 Hurricane Sandy spared the Cove from the damage she caused in other areas along the East Coast. High winds in the area led to downed trees and power outages, but no significant damage. Turnout for the upcoming presidential...

 

A Promise Fulfilled

Luke 2:21-40 I love reading about people in the Bible. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. We all have rich stories to tell even though we don’t always recognize the worth of those stories. Today our scripture introduces us to two...

 

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